Thursday, September 15, 2011

Jack and Coke Pot Roast

I'll admit it. Over the past decade of my official homemaking career I have been crowned Queen of Bland and Dry Pot Roasts. 

Yesterday, I shed that title.

It all changed when I welcomed Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and Coca-Cola Classic into my kitchen at 7:30 in the morning.

I took this classic drink combination and poured it over a well marbled pork shoulder roast, tossed in a coarsely chopped yellow onion and red bell pepper and called it a day. Ol' Bessie (my dear crockpot) went to work for the next 8-10 hours in The Little White Kitchen and come dinnertime we were all pleasantly surprised that the Queen had been dethroned.

Here's the recipe. It's so easy you might faint.

Jack and Coke Pork Roast

2-3 pounds pork shoulder roast (look for lots of marbling with fat throughout the roast)
1 can coca-cola classic
1/2 cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
(serve over rice)

The Preparation Method:
Place chopped vegetables in the bottom of crockpot. Lay pork roast over the top. Season roast with salt and pepper. Add the whole can of coca-cola and 1/2 cup Jack Daniels. Cover. Set heat to high. Walk away. Come back 8-10 hours later. 

Test doneness with a fork. The roast should fall apart at a touch. If it's not falling apart, it needs to cook longer.  

When ready, serve meat and vegetables over rice. Here's to moist and flavorful pot roasts!

Mr. McGraw mentions Coke in this song. Perfect musical accompaniment for the preparation of this quick and easy dinner.

Tim McGraw - Something Like That

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